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What causes the Superficial anterior cervical lymph nodes to become swollen and stay swollen for over a year?

What causes the Superficial anterior cervical lymph nodes to become swollen and stay swollen for over a year?

Enlarged nodes: There are many conditions which can cause lymph node enlargement. Some of these conditions are benign and some are malignant. Your physician will probably suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate) where a tiny needle is used to extract cells so a pathologist can examine them. Best of luck, see your doctor. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Is it fairly rare that ovarian cancer would spread to the anterior cervical lymph nodes?

Is it fairly rare that ovarian cancer would spread to the anterior cervical lymph nodes?

YES: The spread is usually intra-pelvic and intra-abdominal ..INGUINAL nodes may be involved but spread ABOVE THE DIAPHRAGM is unusual and is usually to the lungs! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How common is it for breast cancer to spread to anterior cervical neck lymph nodes?

How common is it for breast cancer to spread to anterior cervical neck lymph nodes?

Not very common: Lymphatic drainage is predominantly towards axilla but could spread towards neck usually in late stages. ...Read more

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For almost six months I have had both anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement. All are about 1.0 CM or less. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: Reactive lymph nodes are very common. We start to get excited about them when they're over 1 1/2 to 2 cm in size. In the absence of any other significant symptoms these lymph nodes are probably nothing to worry about. If they do concern you, however, it is a good idea to discuss the matter with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Bilateral, anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement ( all about 1cm or less). No symptoms should I be concerned? Present for over 7 months.

Get it checked out: Lymph node swelling can be due to infection or inflamation. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated and blood work done. 7 months is a long time. ...Read more

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Can allergy cause large anerior cervical lymph node?

Can allergy cause large anerior cervical lymph node?

Uncommon: Most enlarged lymph nodes are due to a response to an infection such as a viral or bacterial infection. The exception would be a drug rash called "serum sickness" where there is fever, swollen lymph nodes, hive-like rash and joint symptoms. Other more serious causes can result in swollen lymph nodes such as tumors like lymphoma. ...Read more

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What can you do for the pain that's in your cervical lymph node?

What can you do for the pain that's in your cervical lymph node?

Neck pain: You will need to see your regular doctor to see what will be best to control your pain, as you are taking a few medications for pain control already. Ultimately, the reason for the painful cervical lymph nodes needs to be determined and treated. ...Read more

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Have a small <1cm cervical lymph node with what feels like a pinhead sized bump attached. Cause for concern? Thank you.

Lymphadenopathy : With nodes less than 1 cm, we are typically not concerned. If the node is enlarging or becoming painful, I would suggest you see your physician. ...Read more